January 28, 2020
Upstart ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) service Glewed TV on Jan. 28 announced a partnership with big wave explorer Garrett McNamara to offer viewers exclusive wellness and family video content. The series is being co-sponsored by brands Buondi and Thule.
The bi-weekly series “The McNamaras” will feature adventures, showcasing McNamara and his wild family life as they travel the globe searching for giant waves, while advocating ecology, being healthy and raising their kids to become “conscious citizens” for a better planet.
McNamara, best known for discovering and pioneering the biggest wave in the world at Nazaré, Portugal, is an eight-time Guinness World Record holder for the largest wave ever surfed. He is also part of the only team to have ever surfed waves generated by a 300-foot calving glacier in Alaska, and the only foreigner to receive the Vasco de Gama Medal of Honor from the Portuguese Navy for his contribution to Portugal.
“Viewers are going to really enjoy following Garrett and his family on their extreme adventures. We look forward to sharing it with the world,” V. Paul Coyne, CEO of Glewed TV, said in a statement.
Glewed TV sources and produces more than 7,000 hours of content, with categories including food, children, sports, DIY, educational, documentaries, animals/wildlife, travel, comedy, product reviews and movies.
The first “McNamaras” episode offers an introduction to Nazare, Portugal, home of the biggest wave in the world, where McNamara and his wife Nicole got married and spend half of the year. When their 5-year-old son Barrel asks his dad to ride horses, viewers discover one of McNamara’s secret fears.